Newsletter                                                       Volume 1 Issue 11

Chanah Silver is no stranger to fairy tales. In fact, she read through hundreds of them while designing the plot for Pittsboro Youth Theater's upcoming play, "Spellbound." Her writing partner, Ari Ben-Gideon then took her research and turned it into a show in just two and a half weeks.

You may have seen Chanah as Martha Brewster in last month's "Arsenic and Old Lace." Now, she's spending her time coaching Pittsboro Youth Theater's 7-12 year olds as they bring her vision of Snow White to life.

So what can you expect in this version of Snow White? From carnivals to vikings, a more human Queen to a Princess with marriage conditions, "Spellbound" is bound to leave you thinking beyond fairy tales. Here is a sneak peek.

"It was common consensus that growing old for women is a big deal. And in fairy tales, growing old and having crooked fingers, and crooked legs, and some of your teeth gone, and being called a wicked old witch is not a desirable thing. So growing old in fairy tales is even more undesirable than just plain growing old. That was the thing with the Queen, that if she was no longer beautiful - that if youth was going to displace her - she wouldn't have anything. And because of her personality, her approach to it was extreme. But at the end of this one, she and Quicksilver (the mirror) have a friendship that will last them their whole lives."
"I hope that (the audience) is thinking. I hope that it's nuanced enough that they're thinking, 'I've never thought of there being reason for fairy tales.' When the Prince proposes to Snow White, she says, 'I can't just say yes - there are some things I need. I need a room of my own and dreams of my own. Can you still love me and let me have those things?'"
"They had to learn to work together as dwarves. In other words, your line is not just your line. Your line is part of a group of lines, and you are a team. So that was the change in them. Not being stars - even Snow White and the Queen - but being part of a whole picture. That didn't take long. I was proud of them.
I still am."
"I want people to know they can pick up fairy tales and the reason they're so long-lasting is that they're like a template with universal themes. And children are not too sophisticated in the 21st century not to hear fairy tales. To deny them that is probably a cruelty! And fairy tales are brief enough to be able to change in different eras...that's one of the incredible things about them."
Catch Snow White (Spellbound) in the Sweet Bee Theater.

Tickets are on sale now!

Group 1

Saturday, November 16
4pm & 6pm
Sunday, November 17
2pm & 6pm


Group 2

Saturday, November 23
4pm & 6pm
Sunday, November 24
2pm & 6pm
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Pittsboro Youth Theater Spotlight:

Harley Kremer

After participating in Pittsboro Youth Theater's Robin Hood summer camp, Harley is thrilled to be in the Monday-Friday cast of Snow White (Spellbound)!

Perry Harrison Elementary

Favorite Play, Musical, or Performance:
Hello, Dolly!

Hidden Talent:
Amazing at reading blueprints and building tinker crates, robots, and engineering toys.

Favorite CFTA Memory:
Being Grammy Smith in Robin Hood and making people laugh.

Catch Harley in Snow White (Spellbound) at the Sweet Bee Theater.

Sweet Bee Caffé


We know you like chocolate, but have you ever tried a Cranberry Orange Walnut Dark Chocolate?

These are astoundingly delicious, won the blue ribbon in NC, and are a wonderful addition to any holiday table.

These chocolates are very popular during holiday season, and we will do our best to fill all orders placed.To be safe, please preorder dozens on or before:

- Nov. 21 for pick up the day before Thanksgiving, and
- Dec. 18 for pick up Christmas Eve.

Best of the Rest

Here are some upcoming shows around the area. Have one you want us to share? Let us know!

Bare Theatre
November 9-24: The Trojan Women

Cary Playwrights' Forum
November 12-14: Bar Plays 5.0

Triangle Playwrights
November 14: Past Imperfect: Voices from NC History

Jordan Matthews Arts
November 14-16: Into the Woods

Cary Players
December 6-9: Best Christmas Pageant Ever
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